Schoology

What is Schoology?

Schoology is a web-based learning management system (LMS) features that supports online learning, communication, and collaboration among teachers, students, and families. Schoology is used by almost 190,000 students in nearly 70 school districts and private schools in Minnesota.

Creating Your Schoology Account

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Creating a Parent Schoology Account

First Time Setup - To set up your Schoology account you will need to complete the steps below. You will only need to do this once.

  1. Request an Access Code from any of your child’s teachers.
  2. Visit ISD 279 Parent Portal at district279.org/parentportal.
  3. Click on the Sign up button for Schoology.
  4. Enter the Access Code and then click Continue.
  5. Complete the registration form by entering your first and last name, email address and password.
  6. Click Register to complete.

Adding Children

Adding Children to an Existing Account

Multiple Students in the District - If you already have a Schoology account, you can add children to it by completing the steps below.


  1. Request an additional Access Code from any of your child’s teachers.
  2. Visit the ISD 279 Parent Portal at district279.org/parentportal.
  3. Click the Login button for Schoology.
  4. Enter your email and password and click Login.
  5. Click the down arrow in the upper right corner of Schoology next to your name.
  6. Click on +Add Child under your parent and existing child account.
  7. Enter the Access Code.
  8. Click on Use Code to complete the set up.
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Parent Email Digest and Overdue Notifications

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Parent Email Digest and Overdue Notifications

To receive a weekly summary of your child’s Schoology activity and overdue assignments, complete the steps below.


  1. Access the ISD 279 Parent Portal at district279.org/parentportal.
  2. Click the Login button for Schoology.
  3. Enter your email and password and click Login.
  4. Click the down arrow in the upper right corner of Schoology next to your name.
  5. Select a child. You must set notifications for each of your children.
  6. Click the down arrow in the upper right corner of Schoology next to your name.
  7. Click on Notifications.
  8. Choose On for Email Summary. You will receive a weekly digest on Friday at 5:00 pm.
  9. Choose On for Overdue Email Notification. You will receive an email notifying you when your child has not submitted an assignment on time.
  10. Click Save Changes.